TAD NewsDesk, Punjab: The Railway department has once again cancelled a lot of trains because of the supposed railway blockade announced by farmers to happen on February 18.
The trains cancelled are mostly ones that either start or are destined for the state on February 16-19. Among the trains northern railways have cancelled are 05211 Darbhanga-Amritsar express beginning on February 16 and the return train, 05212 Amritsar-Darbhanga Express on February 17.
The following trains were partially cancelled:
- 02715 Nanded-Amritsar Express beginning on February 17 will be short terminated at Chandigarh
- 02716 Amritsar-Nanded Express will begin at Chandigarh on February 19
- 08237 Korba-Amritsar Express train on February 17 will be short terminated at Ambala
- 08238 Amritsar-Korba Express will start from Ambala on February 19
- 09613 Ajmer-Amritsar Express train journey on February 17 will be short terminated at Jallandhar City
- 09612 Amritsar-Ajmer Express will start from Jalandhar city on February 18.
The following trains were diverted:
- 02903 Mumbai Central-Amritsar Express beginning February 16 will be diverted through Beas-Tarntaran-Amritsar
- 02904 Amritsar-Mumbai Central Express beginning February 17 will be diverted via Amritsar-Tarntaran-Beas
- 02925 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Express on February 17 will be diverted through Beas-Tarntaran-Amritsar
- 02926 Amritsar-Bandra Terminus Express on February 17 will be diverted via Amritsar-Tarntaran-Beas
- 04673/04649 Jaynagar-Amritsar Express on February 17 will be diverted via Beas-Tarntaran-Amritsar
- 04650/04674 Amritsar-Jaynagar Express on February 17 will be diverted via Amritsar-Tarntaran-Beas
- 04652 Amritsar-Jaynagar Express on February 17 will be diverted via Amritsar-Tarntaran-Beas route
- 04654 Jaynagar-Amritsar Express on February 17 will be diverted via Beas-Tarntaran-Amritsar
Meanwhile, Sukhdev Singh Kokri General Secretary of the BKU (Ekta) said that the railway blockade will last four hours from noon to 4 pm.
Since the beginning of their protests on Delhi borders in November, one of the persistent action on part of the protesting farmers has been on the toll plazas. They are taken over in several parts of the country and allowing vehicles to pass for free. The move had hugely irked the central and several state governments, which have been trying to take back the toll plazas.
The leader of BKU (E-U) Pavel Kussa said previously
“We are expecting two lakh farmers and agriculture workers will participate in the rally. This is going to be the biggest rally in Punjab since the beginning of the protests against the three farm laws.”
The farmers are aggravating this long lasted protest demanding to repeal the three Centre farm laws. They have even had several meetings with the farmers and either it is repealing of the laws or continuing the protest. But no fruitful outcome has come out of it yet.
Source: The Tribune